Next year APT offers a 15-day river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam, designed to follow the emotional force of being at the Anzac Day Dawn Service at Anzac Cove. The package also offers an optional three extra days in Paris. The interesting point is that the tour is classified as an Exclusive Sailing which means passengers are only from Australia and New Zealand. There are several variations, options and savings, so please get the facts by visiting www.aptouring.com.au or call 1300 656 985.
Best time to visit Singapore
Singapore Airlines is offering passengers a $1 stopover if travelling now or through 30 September 2009. Bookings are to be made before 15 May. The deal offers unlimited rides on the SIA hop-on-bus, 50% dining discount at designated food outlets in selected hotels, a range of attractions, shopping discounts and vouchers at Changi Airport. Coincide with the Singapore Food festival in July, of join in the shopping at the Great Singapore Sales which offers up to 70% discounts between May 29 and July 26. You will need to check the conditions and availabilities by logging on to www.singaporeair.com/ssh
Alaska memorable for sure
For selected departures in May and June of this year, check out the seven-night cruises aboard the luxurious ships of Princess Cruises. The price is attractive, from just $2749 per person twin share. Coupled with airfares from Sydney or Brisbane, the packages include a 2-night stop over in Taipei, and a hotel night in Anchorage. All onboard meals and entertainment are included on this Alaskan cruise. Telephone 1300 369 848 or visit www.ecruising.travel for conditions. Air taxes and fuel surcharges are additional and applicable at time of booking.
Who said Sydney is too expensive?
Book at Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour or Ibis Darling Harbour on any Saturday throughout this month of May and you can stay on the Sunday for just $21 extra.
At Novotel Sydney at Darling Harbour there's also a special $21 meal deal including a main course and a glass of house wine or beer. There's more! To get the facts and the conditions telephone (02) 9288 7180.
Travel with buddy and save
Adventure operator Gecko's has mate's rates where two people are travelling together. Your buddy travels for half price. This means great value for those discovering Egypt during May 2009. Even solo travellers are not disappointed, with 20% off their booking. Try this one for size. An eight-day round trip from Cairo taking in the Pyramids, the Nile River, the Sphinx, the Valley of the Kings and Aswan. You pay and your buddy travels for half the price. It's just a matter of doing a deal with your buddy, eh! You need to book before May 31 2009. Phone Student Flights on 1300 554 175 or visit www.studentflights.com.au
Barge through France
This year there are savings to be made in May (less 50%) and again in June and July, with discounts of up to 40%. Book a cabin or an entire barge, ranging from comfort to ultimate luxury. Inexpensive options include the atmospheric Lorraine which cruises midst the villages and vineyards of Burgundy. It becomes a terrific value packed opportunity during those months where discounts apply. For the complete story view www.frenchtravel.com.au or call French Travel Connection on 1300 858 304.
Visual : (e-cruising visual – Alaska Memorable for sure) Getting up close and personal to a glacier in Alaska.